Member Privileges

The privileges of membership in CSANA include two issue each year of the North American Journal of Celtic Studies, the newsletter twice a year, access to the ListServ (CSANA-L), invitations to the annual meeting, the opportunity to purchase publications of the Irish Texts Society at a reduced price, and an invaluable sense of fellowship with Celticists throughout North America and around the world.


CSANA members in good standing are also eligible to compete for any awards and grants the organization offers.

Best Graduate Student Paper Prize. This award is granted to the best graduate student paper delivered at the CSANA annual meeting. The award includes one year free membership in CSANA along with $100 monetary award. Students presenting at the CSANA meeting are invited to submit their papers for consideration after the close of the conference.
To submit for consideration for the 2021 student paper prize, please send a copy of your paper along with any presentation materials used to the conference organizers: Charlene Eska (, Joe Eska (, and Jo Wolf (

2021Brigid Ehrmantraut
‘A Wrong Turn on the Way to Troy’: Samson and the Classical Tradition in Medieval Ireland
2018Morgan Moore
Poetry and the Sound of Grief in Fourteenth-Century Wales
2017Rebecca Shercliff
‘Arise and avenge your son’: The role of Medb in Tochmarch Ferbe
2016Cameron Wachowich
Scéla Alaxandair: a re-examination of the textual history
Greg Darwin
As ucht a bhochtanais Ghaeiligh’: Myles na gCopaleen and Irish folklore
2015 Maggie Bonsey
Anglicised Irish and Hiberno-English in Dion Boucicualt’s Three Irish Melodramas
2014Claire Adams
Constructive Conflict? Warring, Raiding, and Fighting in the Early Medieval British Isles
2013Georgia Henley
Rhetoric and Ethnicity in Gerald of Wales’ Topographia Hibernica
2011Anna Pagé
The ‘Heroic Biography’ Pattern in the Birth and Death Tales of Conchobar mac Nessa

How to Join CSANA

All CSANA memberships include a subscription to the North American Journal of Celtic Studies.  To become a member, go to and click on ORDER NAJCS to start the process.

The CSANA financial year runs from January 1 through December 31 with dues collected annually. CSANA offers four different levels of membership:

  • Associate ($40 USD/year)
    • For students, unemployed/underemployed and retired scholars
  • Sustaining ($80 USD/year)
    • For regularly employed scholars
  • Contributor ($100 USD/year)
    • For those wishing to provide further support to CSANA
  • Institutional ($124 USD/year)
    • For libraries and institutions wishing to subscribe to the journal

Contributors help to defray the expenses of the annual meeting, support grants and awards, and allow CSANA to develop new projects. We encourage you to join at the highest level you can.


Our organization’s most recent by-laws can be found here: csana_bylaws_2019.pdf